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In the News (Mon 22 Dec 14)

  
  frontline: target america: the evolution of islamic terrorism - an overview
In the Middle East, Islamic movements increasingly came into opposition with secular nationalism, providing an alternative source of social welfare and education in the vacuum left by the lack of government-led development -- a key example is The Muslim Brotherhood.
Islamic groups were supported by anti-nationalist conservative regimes, such as Saudi Arabia, to counter the expansion of nationalist ideology.
Although radical groups such as the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda, and Kashmiri militants were in Afghanistan prior to the Taliban, the spread of Taliban control has seen Afghan-based terrorism evolve into a relatively coordinated, widespread activity focused on sustaining and developing terrorist capabilities.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/target/etc/modern.html   (3652 words)

  
 Islamic Terrorism:
Second, Islamic succession and inheritance laws meant that when one of the associates died, the partnership was terminated and inheritance was divided in egalitarian ways as opposed to European laws that allowed limited inheritance, e.g., a single person could inherit a share of an enterprise that nevertheless survived the loss of a partner.
Fundamentalism and terrorism are both reactions to and moments of resistance to the dominating aspects of modernity and the shallowness of secularism.
Islamic fundamentalism is a response many factors, central among which are the domination by the West, the relative poverty and underdevelopment of the Muslim world, and the lack of political outlets to express discontents.
www.angelfire.com /or3/tss2/islterror.html   (6679 words)

  
 Hoover Institution - Policy Review - The Religious Sources of Islamic Terrorism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
While terrorism — even in the form of suicide attacks — is not an Islamic phenomenon by definition, it cannot be ignored that the lion’s share of terrorist acts and the most devastating of them in recent years have been perpetrated in the name of Islam.
Therefore, to treat Islamic terrorism as the consequence of political and socioeconomic factors alone would not do justice to the significance of the religious culture in which this phenomenon is rooted and nurtured.
The ideal Islamic regime is a nomocracy: The law is given and immutable, and it remains for the leaders of the ummah (the Islamic nation) to apply it on a day-to-day basis.
www.hoover.org /publications/policyreview/3438276.html   (4945 words)

  
 Karen Armstrong on "Islamic Terrorism"
The term "Islamic fundamentalism", whatever it means, has been repeated enough times in relation to violent incidents that naturally, any thinking human being has to be uncomfortable with the fact that America is home to a vibrant Muslim community.
There is no moral justification for terrorism regardless of the ethnic or religious background of the perpetrator or the victim, but the factual basis of terrorism has been either hidden or twisted in the public's perception of this policy problem, especially in congressional hearings on terrorism.
Indeed, extremists of Muslim backgrounds are violating the norms of Islamic justice and should be held accountable for their criminal behavior, but we in America should not be held hostage to the politics of the Middle East or biased reporting.
www.themodernreligion.com /terror/terror-intro.html   (739 words)

  
 "Sponsoring Terrorism: Syria and Islamic Jihad" (November-December 2002)
Islamic Jihad operatives soon began training at Hezbollah camps in Lebanon, under the supervision of Iranian Revolutionary Guards stationed in the country, and carried out some joint operations with Hezbollah against Israeli forces in south Lebanon during the 1990s.
Although Islamic Jihad and Hamas were fierce rivals in the early years, after the signing of the 1993 Oslo Accords both joined the Damascus-based Alliance of Palestinian Forces (APF) and set aside their differences.
In 1995, Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for a deadly string of terrorist attacks, including twin suicide bombings in January that killed 22 Israelis in Beit-Lid, an attack in April that claimed eight lives in Kfar Darom, and a suicide bombing in August that killed five people in Jerusalem.
www.meib.org /articles/0211_s1.htm   (2533 words)

  
 Christian Action Network Islamic Terrorism Commentaries
The unified left wing explanation of Jihadi terrorism as a social phenomenon in the changing political, economic context is false and falls far short of explaining reliable and stable psychological and religious variables influencing Islamic terrorism.
Education in Islamic countries is not conducive for raising the level of rational thinking, or to help students in thinking differently, and expand scientific knowledge and insight.
Islamic countries must be forced to break the wall of denial and commit themselves to the difficult process of change.
www.christianaction.org /islamic_terrorism_commentaries.htm   (1763 words)

  
 Islam Review - Presented by The Pen vs. the Sword Featured Articles . . . Islam: the Facade, the Facts The rosy picture ...
Numerous Mosques in Islamic states exhibit the photo of Bin Laden as a hero of the faith.
Islamic clerics and political leaders espouse inflammatory anti-Semitic and anti-Christian rhetoric based on the writings and sayings of Mohammed.
Islamic law puts women in a position that excludes them from many of the liberties that Western parents expect their children to enjoy as adults.
www.islamreview.com /articles/islamicterrorism.shtml   (2202 words)

  
 The U.S. Army Professional Writing Collection
But for those unfamiliar with Islamic doctrine, history and tradition, it may often be necessary to rely on scholars or other experts about the Islamic world to provide one with the necessary guidance to help convey the message correctly.
Otherwise anyone who dares to define the enemy using its own Islamic language can be challenged by a variety of "pundits" who still see the struggle in terms of religion or poverty rather than political ideology; who despise Western society, capitalism or democracy; or who oppose the war for any other reason.
We should describe the Islamic totalitarian movement as the global hirabah, not the global jihad.
www.army.mil /professionalwriting/volumes/volume4/july_2006/7_06_4.html   (2021 words)

  
 Islam-Terrorism, Inc.
Islamic terrorists belonging to the Pakistani Lashkar-e-Tobia terrorist organization claimed responsibility for gunning down at least 13 Kashmiri Hindus in Prankot village near Mahore in Udhampur district.
The ongoing Islamic terrorist attacks on innocent people in Egypt even today prove that Islamic terrorism is alive and kicking in this country as well.
Cowardly Islamic terrorists, conform to this pattern of targeting the most vulnerable and helpless segment of the population, in imitation of Prophet Mohammed's life.
www.flex.com /~jai/satyamevajayate/terrorist1.html   (3322 words)

  
 Victor Davis Hanson on the War on National Review Online
Islamic terrorists kidnap French journalists and threaten them with execution, demanding that a sovereign nation previously known for its appeasement of radical Middle Eastern rogue regimes overturn a law protecting secular life in its schools.
A few thousand Islamic males made an entire nation take off their shoes at their airports and changed forever the daily routine of 300 million Americans — and promise they are not done yet.
Much of the Islamic Middle East continues to blame others for its own induced catastrophe, apparently unaware — thanks to the lever of oil it didn't discover, doesn't know how to develop, and uses to intensify rather than alleviate its poverty — that its entire culture is becoming an international pariah.
www.nationalreview.com /hanson/hanson200409100700.asp   (1697 words)

  
 Hoover Institution - Policy Review - The Psychological Sources of Islamic Terrorism
But there is an inherently psychological character to the war on terrorism that remains poorly appreciated: The security threats the United States faces today have everything to do with the pressures of modernity and globalization, the diaphanous character of identity, the burden of choice, and the vulnerability of the alienated.
The result is action, in the form of revolution or rebellion or terrorism, often ending in the creation of a new, even more repressive and rotting state, which in turn sparks a democratic, free-market revolution, sometimes imposed from the outside through an occupation after a large-scale war.
What a social-psychological approach to the problem of extremist terrorism does not do is undermine the importance of toughness or deny the simple truth that the conflict (as it was against the Nazis, the Bolsheviks, the Japanese ultranationalists, and all their like) pits the modern world against some truly evil people.
www.hoover.org /publications/policyreview/3438341.html   (8579 words)

  
 Islamist terrorism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to statistics of the National Counterterrorism Center, a national government organization of the United States, Islamic extremism was responsible for approximately 57% of terrorist fatalities and 61% of woundings in 2004 and early 2005, where a terrorist perpetrator could be specified.
The hijacking of passenger vehicles such as cars, buses, and planes has also become a hallmark of Islamist terrorism, particularly as a result of the simultaneous hijacking of the four passenger jets utilized in the September 11th terrorist attacks as well as the hijacking of a Belgian airlines jet during the 1972 Munich Olympic Massacre.
The vast majority of the "unknown/unspecified" terrorism fatalities did however happen in Islamic regions such as Iraq and Afghanistan, or in regions where Islam is otherwise involved in conflicts such as the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, southern Thailand and Kashmir.The methodology employed by the Center is sometimes disputed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Islamic_terrorism   (2926 words)

  
 Terrorism: Free Muslims Coalition
There is no room for terrorism in the modern world and the United States should take a no-tolerance stance on terrorism in order to avoid another tragedy, along the lines of 9-11.
As militant Islamic fundamentalism increases, the Coalition will wage a battle of minds as we bring Islam into the 21st century and introduce a doctrine which is compatible with democracy and modern living.
In effect, the message disseminated by radical Muslims is that merely discussing Islamic terrorism is to be construed as an attack on Islam.
www.freemuslims.org /issues/terrorism.php   (693 words)

  
 Islamic Terrorism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Islamic extremists hijacked the passenger plane to Afghanistan with a primary demand to release the militant leader Masud Azhar.
According to the CSIS report, in February,2 003, Islamic militants attacked a cultural concert in a northern Bangladesh town and the police recovered bomb-making materials from radicals who claimed to be members of the militant organizations Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh and Shahdat ul Hiqma.
A few organized militant Islamic groups’ clashes with the police in different places over the attempt to capture Ahmadiya sect’s mosques or to smuggle in arms and explosives in some places are allowed to pass rather quietly.
www.muktadhara.net /page77.html   (11636 words)

  
 Contemporary Islamic Terrorism - Worldpress.org
International Islamic terrorism poses a great threat to the established world order as it is exercised by nation states in particular.
The roots of international Islamic terrorism can be found at first glance in the war in Afghanistan in the 1980's, a proxy war fought during the height of the Cold War.
The world's response to 9/11 was a unified condemnation of terrorism and involved swift and decisive action by the United States in dealing with the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
www.worldpress.org /Mideast/2607.cfm   (1479 words)

  
 ERRI Counter-Terrorism Archive Page
Terrorism involving al-Qaeda and weapons of mass destruction remains among the paramount global threats, the team said in a report.
The Times said in its report that analysts regard the new taped message believed to be from the fugitive Usama bin Laden as a summons to his followers, and perhaps to new sympathizers, to conduct actions against the American targets in response to the possible war in Iraq.
According to a report on March 6th from GovExec.com, a national training standard should be established and maintained by the federal government for first responders who are poorly prepared and equipped to recognize or respond to a weapon of mass destruction attack, emergency officials told a congressional subcommittee yesterday.
www.emergency.com /cntrterr.htm   (11741 words)

  
 What is the nature of Islamic terrorism?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
A crucial distinction made in Islamic theology is that between dar al-harb and dar al-islam.
To put it simply, dar al-harb (territory of war or chaos) is the name for the regions where Islam does not dominate, where divine will is not observed, and therefore where continuing strife is the norm.
The point of this article is that there has been a pattern to the transformation of countries into Islamic States and there are planners behind these takeovers even when the vast majority of both Muslims and non-Muslims are unaware of these activities.
www.youmeworks.com /islamic_terrorism.html   (1052 words)

  
 Recommended Books on Islamic Fundamentalist Terrorism
Warriors of the Prophet chronicles Osama bin Laden's ascent to power during the Islamic Afghan resistance to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979.
Author Mark Huband reveals the important role bin Laden played in uniting the Arab Muslims with their Afghan compatriots and spreading the ideology of the jihad, or holy war, to protect Islam, to all the various Islamic factions that took part in the war in Afghanistan.
The Rise of the Islamic Empire and the Threat to the West
www.factnet.org /cults/terrorism/Recommended_Books_on_Islamic_Fundamentalist_Terrorism.htm   (707 words)

  
 What's the Truth about Islamic Terrorism?
America, known to the Islamic world as a Christian nation, supports Israel 's occupation of the third holiest place in Islam (Jerusalem).
THE TRUTH IS that the largest constituency of the Islamic world has a very complicated view of the use of violence to defend and advance Islam that permits warlike activity in some cases but not in others.
Some Moderate Islamic teachings can be interpreted to support the attack and some Moderate Islamic teachings can be interpreted to reject the attack.
www.ontruth.com /islamwtc.html   (1158 words)

  
 Western Resistance: EU: Don't Say "Islamic Terrorism" Even If It's True
Apparently, even though these individuals are acting in the name of Islam, it is regarded now as "offensive" to describe their actions as "Islamic terrorism".
Currently, the mandarins in the EU are now working on a "lexicon" which will act as a guideline for describing terrorism and Islam, to remove any nasty stigma associated with misunderstood Muslims who blow people to pieces in the name of Islam.
It is a shame this official and the mandarins in the EU do not apply such a "jihad" against their own evil within, the evil of appeasing and being politically correct.
www.westernresistance.com /blog/archives/001909.html   (790 words)

  
 Terrorism & Islamic Doctrine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Bin Laden, a well known terrorist described his view on terrorism and why it is needed on a audiotape in November 2002.
Since the terrorists attacks of Sept 11, 2001, we have witnessed President Bush, declaring at such places as the Islamic Center in Washington DC on Sept 17, 2001, "The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam.
Most Islamic scholars are in agreement that one verse of the Quran (9:5) abrogates 124 verses, which are basically all the verses that talk about peace and forgiveness.
members.aol.com /mdeubig/newsitem2.htm   (1867 words)

  
 The roots of Islamic terrorism - Editorials & Commentary - International Herald Tribune
Most commentators argue that Islamic terrorism is a fanatical perversion of Islam which deviates from its true teachings.
The nature of the terrorist threat is unambiguously Islamic and is not so much a deviation from Muslim tradition as an appeal to it.
The essentially Islamic nature of this terror demands nothing less than a reformation in the name of an alternative Islam.
www.iht.com /articles/2005/07/27/opinion/edpabst.php   (753 words)

  
 ADL Backgrounder - Sudan And Terrorism
Following a thorough intelligence review, Sudan's Islamic government was found to be providing sanctuary, safe passage, military training, financial support and office space in Khartoum to officials of international terrorist and radical Islamic groups.
He heads the NIF, the Popular Arab Islamic Conference and is a long-time member of the Muslim Brotherhood, an extremist Islamic group.
He is also known to have a close relationship with Osama bin Laden, the wealthy Saudi exile with an extensive terrorist network in Afghanistan and Sudan, who is at the center of the U.S. investigation into the bombings of the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which killed 257 people.
www.adl.org /presrele/terrorismintl_93/sudan_93.asp   (592 words)

  
 Islamic Terrorism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
His analyses of Islam and terrorism have been collected in his book “God’s Tears: Modern Islamic Propaganda and the Reality of Islam” which is being reviewed for publication.
Such has become the morality of Islamic politics broadly and generally for 1400 years, despite tactical withdrawals, and this is codified in scores after scores of violence generating and hate-breeding Qur’anic verses.
The moderate Muslims do not allow Islamic reformers and critics on their scores of television channels though they use every available media to propagate that they are the victims of non-Muslims and thus incite hate and anger.
www.faithfreedom.org /oped/Habira50828.htm   (1028 words)

  
 Islamic Terrorism and Public Relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The cause of the terrorism is not poverty or politics, but the paranoia of Islamic clerics unable to deal with increasing social change.
Although Saudi Arabia is the main source of Islamic conservatism, most Saudis are not willing to overthrow the monarchy (which Islamic radicals consider not Islamic enough), or support terrorism in their own country.
What really makes the Islamic terrorists fearsome is that they are willing to kill themselves while making their attacks, and their goal is world conquest.
www.strategypage.com /dls/articles/200412112.asp   (771 words)

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